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Two Madagascar lawmakers dies from COVID-19

Two Madagascar lawmakers have died of COVID-19 and at least 25 members of parliament and of the senate have been infected with the virus since the first case was confirmed on the island in March, President Andry Rajoelina said...

Nelson Mandela’s daughter Zindzi dies at 59

Zindzi Mandela, daughter of former South African president and liberation hero Nelson Mandela, has died, the spokesman of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) said on Monday.Zindzi Mandela, whose mother was anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, rose to international prominence...

COVID-19 vaccine may start in Africa by first quarter 2021

Africa could have a COVID-19 vaccine in the first quarter of 2021 if human trials underway in South Africa succeed, a university professor heading the trials said on Thursday.The ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 experimental vaccine is one of 19 being tested...

Zimbabwe sack health minister over Covid-19 material fraud

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has sacked Health Minister Obadiah Moyo for "conduct inappropriate for a government minister".Moyo's dismissal was announced in a statement released on Tuesday evening by Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Misheck Sibanda.Moyo is currently...

Africa now has over half a million confirmed Covid-19 cases

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Africa now stands at more than half-million, a significant number but still far below the numbers in other continents.The continent-wide total is now at least over 504,000 after South Africa recorded another...

WHO now says it first heard of Covid-19 on the internet, not from China

The World Health Organisation (WHO) changed its coronavirus timeline to say it first heard about the coronavirus from a press release online, rather than a report from Chinese authorities according to Business Insider.In the revision, published June 30, the...

Ghana president in isolation after Covid-19 positive test in close circle

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo will self-isolate for 14 days on the advice of doctors after a person in his close circle tested positive for coronavirus, the government said in a statement late on Saturday.“He has, as at today, tested...

Burundi new president, Ndayishimiye vows to tackle Covid-19

Burundi’s new president, Evariste Ndayishimiye, has vows to combat the spread of coronavirus in the country, a shift from the stance of his late predecessor.Ndayishimiye, 52, a retired army general, won a presidential election in May as the ruling...

South Africa taking part in trial of coronavirus vaccine

South Africa is taking part in Africa's first human trials aimed at producing a potential vaccine against the novel coronavirus, which continues to surge in the country.Oxford University, in conjunction with South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand, announced Wednesday...

Senegal president self-isolates after contact with Covid-19 case

Senegalese President Macky Sall is quarantining for two weeks after coming into contact with someone who has since tested positive for the coronavirus, state television said on Thursday.The measure is precautionary as an initial COVID-19 test of Macky Sall,...
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Mali authorities free detained protest leaders

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Rwandan UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

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Two Madagascar lawmakers dies from COVID-19

Two Madagascar lawmakers have died of COVID-19 and at least 25 members of parliament and of the senate have been infected with the virus...

Ivory Coast vice president quits, days after PM’s death

Ivory Coast Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan has resigned, the presidency said on Monday, further unsettling the political outlook days after the sudden death...